Despite my better judgment, Cody convinced me to carry on with Fat Fridays.
I think he likes the treats!
As with all sugary treats...be sure to eat your vegetables and fruits first and drink plenty of water.
20-30 minutes of exercise several times a week wouldn't hurt either.
There, now I feel better.
Cocoa Fudge Cookies
(This recipe is from Cooking Light, but who are we kidding? Really.)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter
7 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt (I used vanilla yogurt)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, soda, and salt; set aside. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat; stir in cocoa powder and sugars (mixture will resemble coarse sand). Add yogurt and vanilla, stirring to combine. Add flour mixture, stirring until moist. Drop by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until almost set. Cool on pans 2 to 3 minutes or until firm. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.
There were 2 second grade students affected, so we made these blankets for our little friends as the craft at the Valentine's party. It was so fun to hear the kids talk about how excited they were to *give* and that making this blanket showed *love*.
We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19
Praying someday for more opportunities to share this ultimate love with these sweet students!